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  1. Mtl_Biker

    Disc Brake rubbing?

    With my bike up on a stand over the weekend, I noticed that if I spin my front wheel it stops spinning rather quickly (unlike the back which spins perfectly). I found that the disc brake pad is rubbing against the rotor, producing friction. Is there a way to adjust this so that the pad...
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    Front Braking Problem

    I went for a long ride yesterday (terribly hot and humid) but at about three quarters of the route I noticed a problem when using the front (disc) brake... When I’d apply the brake while moving the front wheel would tilt towards the brake side (left) quite drastically. From the riding position...
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    Front Basket? (For a cat)

    I'm trying to find a front basket that can easily be attached and removed that I could fit on my Giant Explore E+1 GTS... Everything I've seen so far, mounts to the handlebars somehow and I really don't think that would work on my bike. There are just TOO MANY things already on the...
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    Canadian e-bike Class/Speed laws?

    Does anyone know if the Canadian e-bike Class laws have changed recently? So recently that websites still don't show the changes? I understand there's a Giant e-bike model for 2020 which is a Class 3 bike... meaning it'll give assist up to 45kph (28mph). I can't remember which model that...
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    Searching for a thread?

    Back in October or November of 2019 I posted a thread about how to make a custom mud guard and I included photos. I can't remember which board I put it in and now I can't find the thread with a search. I've tried searching for threads with the words "guard", "mudguard" ("mud" is too short) and...
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    2019 Explore E+1 Motor wire routing?

    Has anyone seen some kind of guide about how the motor wiring should be routed? I’ve had the motor pivoted down (on the back bottom bolt) and I can’t for the life of me get the wiring routed back the way it should be. Every time I bring the motor back up into place I find there‘s some wire left...
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    Removing Chainring? 2019 Explore E+1

    I'm trying to remove the chainring on my 2019 Explore E+1 GTS and ran into an unexpected nut. I've got the crank arms off on both sides but there's a really large nut holding the chainring in place. And it's recessed enough that I can't use a wrench or vice-grips to open it. Looks like I need...
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    Which Crank Puller for Giant Explore E+1?

    I've got a 2019 Giant Explore E+1 GTS. I need to get a crank puller and my bike is at home (and it's snowing) and I've got to run an errand that will bring me completely in the other direction close to MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op). They show two different crank pullers... a Park Tools CCP-22...
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    Chain Stuff...

    Okay, so I'm ordering a Park Tools chain wear measuring tool. And wondering what my choices are for a new chain (I want to be ready and change it before the gears need to be changed). I have close to 600 km on my bike so far. What specifically is different between a "regular" high end chain...
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    Changing flat on hub drive bike?

    I've seen several posts about people saying that they've chosen mid-drive bikes because of the difficulty of changing or fixing a flat on a hub drive bike. Is it really more difficult? Surely a hub drive bike has some electrical connections, but are they really difficult to dis/re-connnect...
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    Tire Sizes: 700c x 45... Can I use narrower?

    Trying to understand my options in tires, particularly tires that are more puncture resistant than others (maybe with Kevlar reinforcement). My bike came with Giant CrossCut Gravel 2 700x45C (622x45) tires. I'm having trouble finding that size but there are several options that are narrower...
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    Most Puncture-Resistant Tubeless Tire for Commuter?

    Is there any opinion about which tubeless tire brand/model is the most puncture resistant? My bike currently has Giant brand Crosscut Gravel 2, 700x45c (622x45), Tubeless Ready tires. I'm sure there are better ones out there and I wonder what they are. I checked with Mountain Equipment Coop...
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    Front Mud Flap & Mirror for Explore E+1 GTS

    I know there are generic threads for both mud flaps and mirrors in other sections, but since this is specific to my Giant bike, I'll post details of what I did here... First, I wanted a mud flap for the front to keep muck from being thrown up onto the motor, chain and my shoes. I commute, and...
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    Mounting Tubeless... Tricks??

    (My Flat Tire Help thread had over 100 views, but not a single comment or suggestion. So I'm trying a more focused - on the problem - thread.) How should you mount a tubeless tire onto a tubeless rim (my first time)? Am I missing a step or something? I got the tire onto the rim alright, and...
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    Flat Tire Help!

    Just over 350 km on my new e-bike and already I have a flat (front) tire. I had made it home (35km commute home) without problem but this morning when I went to the bike, the front tire was flat. How lucky I am that this didn't happen halfway home. Anyway, I'm stuck about how to get the tire...
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    RideControl EVO Display Questions

    I've had my 2019 Explore E+1 GTS for almost a month now (10 days not riding due to a cracked rib) but already have almost 300 km on it. Something on the EVO display confuses me, and it's not explained in the manual. I hope that someone here will be able to clarify for me... On the third line...
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    E-Horn?

    The dinky little bell on my e-bike is awful. Just not loud enough. On my motorcycles I’ve always installed air horns and they make a world of difference. Have any of you found a good electronic horn you’re happy with? I certainly don’t want to scare the pants off someone walking on the bike...
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    Giant Headlight Connections? Blueline vs. Axendo.

    When I got my new Explore E+1 two weeks ago the headlight kept turning on and off. I traced the problem to the internal headlight connection and that was probably because when the dealer shipped the bike to me the headlight was left dangling at the end of the wire and the packing crate was...
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    SpeedBox2 Update

    (I can’t find the thread where we were talking about this and I promised an update, so...) I’d wanted to order the “SpeedBox2 for Giant 2019” after they told me that that particular model (very hard to find on their website) would work perfectly with my 2019 Explore E+1 GTS. Well, we got into...
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    Is there a cover for the battery connections when battery is not installed?

    Thanks to a little accident yesterday morning giving me a cracked rib and very bruised shoulder and back, I needed to lift my e-bike onto the bike carrier on my car. Darned HEAVY!!! So I removed the battery first, making it somewhat easier to lift (but still painful with the rib). Anyway...